Director of Scholarly Publishing, Modern Language Association
Author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy
Thursday, October 30, 2014
2:00pm / 219 Hodge Hall
CAHI is teaming up with the Libraries and the Provost’s Office of Scholarly Publishing to host Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association and author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (2011). Fitzpatrick is one of the best-informed and most creative minds tracking the transformations in scholarly publishing affecting us all.
Fitzpatrick will deliver a public lecture the afternoon of October 30 and will also help in the official opening of the new Scholars’ Commons in the Wells Library. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 4:00pm that same afternoon.
Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy was published by NYU Press in November 2011. Fitzpatrick is also the author of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, published in 2006 by Vanderbilt University Press, and is a co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons. She has published articles and notes in journals including the Journal of Electronic Publishing, PMLA, Contemporary Literature, and Cinema Journal.